After being labeled an “embarrassment” in court, Jon Gosselin is now barred from making media appearances after TLC won an injunction in Maryland yesterday. Us Magazine reports:
“Photos of Jon Gosselin with scores of bikini-clad women was inconsistent with our image brand of our show,” added Edward Sabin, TLC’s Chief Operating Officer.
Sabin offered other examples of bad behavior: Gosselin’s habit of signing autographs outside the family’s Pennsylvania home; his lavish, photo-op filled trip to the south of France with then-girlfriend Hailey Glassman; talk of a “Hollywood Rebel” clothing line and another potential show, Divorced Dads Club, with Michael Lohan.
Sabin futilely reached out to Gosselin’s manager. “It was a bit disconcerting, so we cried, ‘Foul! Guys, foul!’ — you gotta get your guy in line.”
When the frustrated network attempted to rename the show Kate Plus Eight to focus solely on wife Kate’s struggles “as a single mother,” Gosselin’s legal team retaliated and successfully shut down production. “If the father of the children states an objection of the kids being filmed, we’re gonna honor that,” Sabin explained.
And then there’s my favorite comment from the network:
“We look forward to the next phase of the litigation, which is to pursue our claim for damages resulting from Mr. Gosselin’s numerous breaches.”
Read: When this is over, he’ll be managing a Domino’s until he’s fired for trading fat women free pizza for sex.
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